Blowin' Up A Spot! Film Festival

Posted by:  Media Arts & Literacy Institute


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Blowin' Up A Spot! Film Festival: A Woman's Perspective premieres in Austin, TX for its 5th annual event: Thursday, April 27th - Sunday, April 30th, 2006 at the CARVER MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER. This is a call for women musicians to submit their work and perform. We will only select acts that are comprised of 40% or more women. This event is funded in part by the City Of Austin and produced by the Media Arts & Literacy Institute of Texas.

There are 10 showcase slots available. 5 of those slots are exclusively for Sonicbids artists. Selected performers will have a chance to win the Best Of The Fest. The winners will be compensated with travel and lodging expenses paid, placed on a Q&A feedback panel for there work and will also be featured in the Festival's Celebration CD. All winners are picked by community selection.

The music showcase part is for emerging, up-and-coming unsigned performing artists and bands. Vocal performers may be a solo, duo, trio, quartet or an ensemble. Genres accepted include everything from Rock to Pop, Jazz to Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Blues, Folk to World and more.

Participating in the Blowin' Up A Spot! Film Festival: A Woman's Perspective will provide you with exposure to professional's who are in the industry and who will have the ability, connections and influence to help jump start your career. Past performers have signed valuable licensing deals at the festival and have subsequently had their music featured in several award winning indie films.

But, the purpose of Blowin' Up A Spot! Film Festival: A Woman's Perspective is to increase the awareness of women's artistic wizardry by showcasing women of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The mission is to create and sustain a vital marketplace for women as media makers. There will be four days of fabulous films, performances and industry workshops that are designed to showcase talented female individuals and groups from across Texas, the United States and the world